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waytooserious25

38 months ago

Hey guys,

Last built my pc about 4.5 years ago and it's time to give it another go. I would like this one to be "future proof" just so I don't have to worry about upgrading anytime soon. Love to game but been held back over the last 2 years. Now that I have time and everything in life is settled, would like to make a strong push.

This is obviously over the top and expensive, which I don't necessarily mind if itll last many years. What I am hoping for is that all the parts will fit and I am not missing anything. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $1008.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $549.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $229.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $229.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Storage *Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $152.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $724.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $724.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case $249.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $382.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4740.49
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-17 19:59 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no way you would need 64GB of ram for a gaming build. 8GB is already enough so I would remove at least one 32gb set from your build. Also, a 1000W psu could already power this build. 1600W is quite over the top.

A cheaper motherboard could also be used without losing too many features.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

There's "over-the-top", and then there's "spending $1000+ that doesn't do you any good". If you're dead-set on that route, might as well swap in the 6900K for an extra $30 or so. Or 6950X if you're feeling super-crazy. Half the RAM and a less expensive motherboard would get you there within the same price envelope.

For Alternative One, with 6850K and Pascal Titan X:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $605.70 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $290.97 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $239.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $314.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage *Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $152.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case $229.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $189.49 @ SuperBiiz
Other Nvidia GTX Titan X Pascal $1200.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3394.11
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 16:30 EDT-0400

Alternative Two at same price point with 6950X:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core Processor $1649.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $290.97 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $239.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $314.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage *Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $152.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $724.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $724.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case $229.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $189.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4688.36
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 16:39 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You have 2x the memory you need, and twice the power supply and are spending $200 more on the mobo than is needed. Pick up a nice Seasonic Prime 850 or if you Must an EVGA 1000w unit. Spend some the savings on a 1TB SSD for your games and leave the M.2 for you OS.

Also if the primary focus is gaming then I'd forgo X99 anyway. Nothing in your build shows you need the extra PCIE lanes. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $243.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $239.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $314.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $418.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $152.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $724.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $724.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case $209.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 850W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3749.86
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $3719.86
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 16:57 EDT-0400

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